About Us

Learn more about the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center.

Studies

Descriptions of completed and in-progress health workforce studies by the WWAMI RHRC.

Publications

Links to findings from research studies by the WWAMI RHRC.

Presentations

Presentations and posters from research studies by the WWAMI RHRC

About Us

The WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) is one of seven rural health research centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to perform policy-oriented research on issues related to rural health care. The WWAMI RHRC, which was established in the fall of 1988, is based in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and works closely with the state departments of health and Area Health Education Centers in the five WWAMI states (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) as well as other researchers and policymakers across the United States and internationally.

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Rural Health Research Center


Recent Publications

Larson EH, Andrilla CHA, Coulthard C, Spetz J How Could Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Be Deployed to Provide Rural Primary Care? Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington Policy Brief #155Read More
Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Coulthard C, Mroz TM Access to Rural Home Health Services: Views from the Field Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington Final Report #152Read More
Patterson DG, Schmitz D, Longenecker R, Andrilla CHA Family medicine Rural Training Track residencies: 2008-2015 graduate outcomes Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington Read More

Recent Presentations

Mroz TM, Andrilla CH, Skillman SM, Garberson LA, Patterson DG Use of Home Health Services among High-Risk Rural Medicare Beneficiaries and Outcomes of Care American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, ILRead More
Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Coulthard C, Mroz T Access to Rural Home Health Services: Views from the Field Northwest Rural Health Conference, Spokane, WARead More
Larson EH, Andrilla CH, Coulthard C What Makes PA Programs Successful at Training Rural PAs? Northwest Rural Health Conference, Spokane, WARead More